Bay of Plenty

The Bay of Plenty abides by its name – think beautiful harbours, long white surf beaches and easy-going lifestyle. It lies east of the Kaimai-Mamaku Ranges and south of the Coromandel peninsula in the North Island.

Spectacular beaches attract surfers year round, with Mount Maunganui providing a focus for wave culture. Around the sunny city of Tauranga you’ll find orchards and gardens growing everything from kiwifruit and citrus fruit to avocados and culinary herbs. About 100kms along the long beach you’ll find Whakatane, the portal for expeditions to White Island – New Zealand’s only active marine volcano.

Take a guided tour or helicoptor over the island to see the spectacular volcano vent steam, roar and hiss surrounded by sea water. White Island is one of the most amazing natural experiences in New Zealand and is internationally important for scientists and vulcanologists.

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